Labor says government failing to lead on China as more backbenchers speak out

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Penny Wong calls for mature discussion as Liberal MPs warn Australian universities must protect free speech

MPs and senators should receive foreign affairs and national intelligence briefings about China to remedy the government’s failure to discuss Australia’s relationship with the emerging superpower, Penny Wong has suggested.

Labor’s shadow foreign affairs spokeswoman made the call on Sunday, citing the growing number of Coalition backbenchers raising concerns about China and free speech at Australian universities as evidence the government has failed to lead the conversation.

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